Sunday worship at 10:30am or 5:30pm
85 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.
Whether you're a longtime church–goer, or visiting this crazy thing called
"church" for the first time, we want you to feel welcome at Hope Central
Church. Here's an overview of what to expect:
What to expect when you arrive
When you come through the front door,
there will be a few friendly faces there to say hello, hand you a
outlines the order of service, offer you a nametag, and answer any questions you
At both services children are welcome to attend our children's programs
during the first part of the service, or to stay in church with their parent(s).
Before the worship service begins, our musicians will play something suitable
for reflection, prayer, or just letting go of the week's worries. Then our welcome
statement is read and the worship service begins.
Welcome to Hope Central Church!
Welcome to all who have no church home, need strength, want to follow Christ, have doubts,
or do not believe.
Welcome to new visitors and to old friends. Welcome to grandparents, to mothers, fathers, and children. Welcome to single and partnered people.
Welcome to people of all colors, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations and gender expressions, to
old and young, to believers and questioners — and welcome to questioning believers.
Welcome to everyone!
Today we are all invited to live into God's love, peace, and justice.
What to expect during worship
Our pastor and each week's worship leaders guide the worship service and
your bulletin gives you a rundown of that week's order of service. At Hope
Central, we borrow from a wide variety of Christian worship styles — and we like
to think we infuse these traditions with a little funk and a lot of spirit.
Each Sunday, we run the gamut from lyrical classical music to hand-clapping
gospel, from silent prayer to stirring preaching. And if you like to sing, we have
a place for you in our informal but quality pickup choir. To join, just come
to evening service early, at 4:30pm, to learn a song to sing during the service.
At Hope Central, every worship service concludes with Communion, a simple meal
of bread that is broken and a cup that is shared, forming the center of our life
What to expect after worship
The service usually lasts just over an hour. People often stick around for
a little while afterward to visit together as a community.
On certain Sundays we have special events before or after church, ranging from
potluck suppers to educational events and group meetings. See the
Calendar for what's coming up. Newcomers
are always welcome.